Bailey McMurdie is a sports reporter and producer, and loves storytelling.
She grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut and made her way out to Utah for her undergraduate.
She graduated from Utah State University and started with KSTU FOX 13 shortly thereafter.
While she loves to cover any and all sports, college athletics holds a special place in her heart.
It was the USU student section during men’s basketball games that converted her from her guitar performance major to broadcast journalism.
She loves the passion involved with college crowds and athletes.
She enjoys baking, spending time with family, and beating anyone she can in mini-golf.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz finished up their pre-draft workouts on Friday, logging well over 100 athletes in one of their busiest workout schedules to date. They are hoping to finalize a decision on how to use their No. 12 pick. On June 13, they held their most star-studded workout. “We had at least three guys who are first-round picks,” said Walt Perrin, Utah Jazz VP of Player Personnel. “We haven’t had that type of workout here before. […]
SALT LAKE CITY — Gates Hunsaker has always been an active guy, but when he was 19 years old and on the day before he was to leave on an LDS Church service mission, he broke his neck snowboarding. Despite his struggles since then, Hunsaker has made the most of his disability in one of the world’s most physical sports. “I passed out, was kind of in shock,” Hunsaker said about his snowboarding accident. “I woke up not really knowing […]
SALT LAKE CITY — For a lot of individuals with special needs, it is hard to develop independence or those around them may underestimate their capabilities because of their disability. One Utah family was inspired by their sons love of mountain biking to find a way for him to learn to ride. “My son Elijah was the manager of the Corner Canyon mountain bike team; he just handed out numbers,” event organizer Steven Palmer said. “The executive director of the […]
SALT LAKE CITY — Currently, former BYU guard Tyler Haws is listed as going undrafted on June 25, but that does not mean he is not getting his fair share of workouts. On Monday, Haws was with the Utah Jazz and within following days he will be headed to California to work out with a team that is going to the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors. “This is a crazy process, but I am grateful that I had the opportunity to come and work out […]
SPANISH FORK, Utah — It has been six years since Colt Sampson put on a Utah jersey as a tight end for the Utes. Now, he has four young children and wants them to be as active as he was when he was their age. With some help from the public, Sampson is trying to implement a program in Spanish Fork called “Play Unplugged” to get kids off their electronics and outside doing activities. “I love anything that gets the […]
SALT LAKE CITY — Fans have awaited the day team legend and former Real Salt Lake Head Coach Jason Kreis would return to the Rio Tinto Stadium. On May 23 that day came. RSL battled against Kreis’ brand new team, the New York City Football Club. It wasn’t just Kreis back on the pitch. Beloved players Ned Grabavoy and Chris Wingert came along for the ride, stolen away in the expansion draft. This match was a tough one for NYCFC, […]
SALT LAKE CITY — It was the end of the high school athletic season this week, with 4A and 5A teams looking to claim state championships in their sports. Boys soccer was the first of the sports to end, and Alta and Brighton faced off in the 5A matchup. In the first half, senior Colby Morf got things going with the kick straight to senior Bryson Colemore, who connected with the back of the net. Colemore would hit the second […]
SALT LAKE CITY — It’s almost every football player’s dream to make it into the NFL and get paid to play the game they love. For Nate Orchard, former linebacker for the University of Utah, said his chance with the Cleveland Browns is a dream come true. A dream that includes more than just himself. “This is a great start to my career and to my life with my wife and daughter,” Orchard said. The former Ute was picked in […]
TOOELE COUNTY, Utah – The announcement that operations are scheduled to end at Miller Motorsports Park is a blow to fans and the racers who ride the track. Whether they race for fun or business, access to their passion will be much farther away if the county doesn’t find someone else to take over operations at the venue. Bruno Carneiro is 15 years old and he loves to race, so he was disappointed when he heard the news via a […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah softball team is one of the most dominant softball teams in the country and has won every series against higher ranked teams since no. 2 Oregon in March. They are currently no. 24 in the ESPN.com poll. “We haven’t stopped working,” said Head Coach Amy Hogue. “Even in the losses, we have gotten better, and some of that hard work is paying off now. It’s equating to wins finally.” The players are […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The NFL Draft took place this week and several players from Utah colleges were either selected in the draft or signed as free agents. Four players from the University of Utah were picked in the NFL Draft. The Philadelphia Eagles used their 47th pick to take cornerback Eric Rowe. The Eagles actually traded their 52nd pick and two fifth-round picks for Rowe and the Dolphin’s sixth-rounder. Just four picks later, the Cleveland Browns picked the nation’s […]
PROVO, Utah — This weekend the BYU rugby team will meet up with the Cal Golden Bears in the Varsity Cup championship game. If BYU wins, they will be the first college team ever to win four championships in a row. The Cal and BYU rugby teams are very familiar with each other. Nine championship meetings have sparked a rivalry between the Golden Bears and Cougars. “It’s an exciting rivalry, it’s been going on now for quite a while,” said […]